New US Built Martinis by DAMKO

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Re: New US Built Martinis by DAMKO

Post by bigpete » 25 Jan 2019, 9:08 am

I've found a couple fairly cheap...
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Re: New US Built Martinis by DAMKO

Post by Stix » 25 Jan 2019, 9:15 am

bigpete wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
bigpete wrote:Or build your own


I think you need some sort of licence to make a receiver?

.I mean build your own rifle from ex it sting parts. I've already done a very rough pricing and I reckon I could easily build one for under a grand,and that's a brand new barrel on it..


What sort of barrel & is that locally built..?
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Re: New US Built Martinis by DAMKO

Post by wrenchman » 25 Jan 2019, 12:42 pm

i have not seen a genuine one here for years and when you do they are top doller i was told buy the older guys that there were barrels of them in every gun store in the 70s
you could pick what you wanted.
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Re: New US Built Martinis by DAMKO

Post by GojiraSteve » 25 Jan 2019, 3:00 pm

wrenchman wrote:i have not seen a genuine one here for years and when you do they are top doller i was told buy the older guys that there were barrels of them in every gun store in the 70s
you could pick what you wanted.


Sounds about right based on the below interview with Mick Smith who owned a gun shop right on George St in Sydney until a few years ago. The bloke bought 16,248 martini cadets in one lot, at 4 shillings (40c) apiece!

http://www.sydneyoralhistories.com.au/mick-smith/
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Re: New US Built Martinis by DAMKO

Post by bladeracer » 26 Jan 2019, 3:01 am

GojiraSteve wrote:
wrenchman wrote:i have not seen a genuine one here for years and when you do they are top doller i was told buy the older guys that there were barrels of them in every gun store in the 70s
you could pick what you wanted.


Sounds about right based on the below interview with Mick Smith who owned a gun shop right on George St in Sydney until a few years ago. The bloke bought 16,248 martini cadets in one lot, at 4 shillings (40c) apiece!

http://www.sydneyoralhistories.com.au/mick-smith/


Where the hell are they all now :-(
We need one of our local manufacturers to do a run of Martini actions, shouldn't be hard to fit into their usual efforts.
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Re: New US Built Martinis by DAMKO

Post by wanneroo » 26 Jan 2019, 8:24 am

IMA is still selling off the Nepal cache of Martini's. I thought about buying one as a fun restoration thing.

This new one seems a bit pricey for what it is.
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